Applied Psychology Specialization

The specialization in applied psychology provides a broad foundation in psychology with an emphasis on how we can apply psychological knowledge to real world problems. Applied psychology encompasses, though is not limited to, educational, forensic, sports, health, industrial and organizational, school, clinical, and research psychology. Applied psychologists work in a variety of settings including for-profit or nonprofit organizations, local or federal governments, and educational organizations. Students in this specialization gain an overview of applied psychology, are free to explore areas in psychology of special interest with 9 elective upper division units, and will apply their learning through a psychology practicum of their choice.

Required Courses

PSY 103Applied Psychology

3

PSY 1xxUpper Division Elective Course

3

PSY 1xxUpper Division Elective Course

3

PSY 1xxUpper Division Elective Course

3

Select 1 Practicum from Below:

PSY 192Practicum

3

PSY 193Research Practicum

1.0-3.0

Minors and double majors worth considering: American studies, art, biology, business administration, chemistry, child development, computer information science, computer programming, cultural studies, documentary film and social justice, economics, English, French studies, gerontology, graphic design, history, liberal studies, mathematics, media communication, philosophy, political science, pre-law, religious studies, social work, social science, sociology, Spanish studies, women’s studies.